Dolly Parton was born January 19, 1946, in Sevierville, Tennessee. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist is best known for her country music. Dolly is one of the most-honored female country stars in history, with 25 number-one singles, 42 top-10 country albums and 45 Grammy nominations. Her best-known songs, which she both sang and wrote, include “9 to 5,” “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” which was later covered by Whitney Houston and was ranked number 68 on Billboard’s “Greatest Songs of All Time” list. Dolly’s best-known films include Steel Magnolias and Nine to Five. She is co-owner of the Dollywood Company, which operates the theme parks Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and a water park called Dollywood’s Splash Country. Dolly is also co-owner of Sandollar Productions, which produced the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the films Sabrina, Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride: Part II, among others.
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